New News information at Wood Based Panels New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Wood Based Panels The largest particleboard plant in North America takes shape Close to the famous Great Lakes and the border between the US and Canada, Chile-based Arauco is investing in the construction of a particleboard plant with a planned capacity of 800,000m³/year in Grayling, Michigan. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:42:23 GMT Weyerhaeuser orders multi-daylight press from Siempelkamp Weyerhaeuser, the North American manufacturer of wood based panels, has recently signed a contract for a multi-daylight press for OSB production from Siempelkamp. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:59:25 GMT Pfleiderer appoints Thomas Schäbinger as president and CEO Pfleiderer Group SA, a leading European manufacturer of wood based products, has appointed Thomas Schäbinger as president and CEO. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:58:25 GMT UK timber and panel imports at highest level for nine years UK imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for nine years the UK Timber Trade Federation monthly statistics show. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:57:17 GMT Not all forms of biomass are environmentally positive Biomass is not always the environmentally positive energy solution that it is claimed to be and subsidies are distorting the market, is the unequivocal message from leading UK producer of engineered wood panels, Norbord. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:17:29 GMT Shipments start off ahead of 2016 North American shipments of particleboard and MDF started the year up 3.7% to 464 million ft2 (3/4in basis) compared to 447 million ft2 in January 2016 according to an Industry Snapshot Report from the Composite Panels Association (CPA). Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:15:43 GMT Metsa Wood signs letter of intent for maintenance partnership Metsä Wood has signed a letter of intent for maintenance partnership with Quant, global leader in industrial maintenance. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:14:15 GMT West Fraser reports Q4 earnings of C$79m Diversified wood products company West Fraser, with facilities in western Canada and the southern US, reports earnings of C$79m, on sales of C$1,107m in Q4, 2016 and earnings of C$326m, on sales of C$4,450m for 2016. Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:12:39 GMT FSC disassociates from European sawmilling giant The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:39:30 GMT Italian orders for Q4, 2016 feed optimism for 2017 Figures for Q4, 2016 from the studies office of Acimall, the association of Italian manufacturers of woodworking machinery, show further growth of orders by 13.6% compared to Q4, 2015. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:37:27 GMT